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Changing the face of Charleston : The unbuilding of the Grace and Pearman Bridges
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Unbuilding Highlights
(Apr 10)
Meeting St. Stories
(Jul 10 2006)
East Bay Stories
(Oct 10 2006)
Drum Island Stories
(Feb 17)
Pearman Bridge Stories
(Apr 3)
Grace Bridge Stories
(Apr 3)
Imposions: Prep and boom
(Mar 27)
Unbuilding Bridge Blog
(July 23 2006)
Unbuilding Challenges
(Mar 13)
Learning Links
(Feb 20)
Unbuilding Stories
(Mar 13)
Video and Sounds
(Feb 28)

April 3, 2007: The last of the last

This is about the last of the last of the cleanup. And in many ways, a sad time for Sparky and myself

A couple of views of the worksite

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The last of the concrete pieces from the Grace base implosion

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Looking back - the lone Pearman pier and a mostly cleared area

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Packing the gravel maker

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The last of the gravel

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The last of the rebar

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The last barge

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The last of the loose ends

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The last flag

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The last pickup-rotate-dump

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The last dump

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the last of the concrete fragments

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The last of Manny

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and the last lift

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Sparky has discovered some new tricks and here are a couple of images he has treated

Drum Island and the Ravenel Bridge, with the Grace and Pearman Bridges

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Preparing for lowering the Pearman mainspan - Feb 17, 2006

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The night before lowing the Pearman mainspan, Feb 21, 2006

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